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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps - Brasserie Fantôme

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485 Ratings

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 55
Gots: 59 | FT: 4
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2002)
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Reviews by gyllstromk:
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4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Fantom Printemps is a seasonal variety that varies by season. This category should be split by season. My review is for Spring 2010.

Pours a cloudy, orange that glows nicely. Citrus aromas, heavy tropical notes, with earthy character. Flavor is best described as a tropical jolly rancher, with juniper notes and a hint of sunscreen. A sour finish evoking grapefruit. Very refreshing, and tastes like Spring.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 19:06:37 | More by gyllstromk
More User Reviews:
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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a capped and corked 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderately gentle hand. Label reads: Lot 13 aj. Best By End 2018.

A: Hazy, honey-colored body. 1.5 fingers of dense off-white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Grassy, musty. Rather herbal, although the specific scents are a bit hard to pin down. Some sage, thyme, lemon balm. Slighter mint, eucalyptus. Clover. Faint candi sugar, honey. Lemon.

T: Slightly astringent bitterness initially. A touch of pale malt grain develops. Finishes semi-dry with a bit more sweetness than I was expecting. Works nicely, though. Linger floral hop bitterness and herbal notes in the aftertaste. Light alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with moderate body. Good vehicle for the flavors.

O: Unique saison with a very herbal character. Very suggestive of spring for me - brings to mind the essence of flowers, grass and all things green and blossoming. Imaging mowing your herb garden in beer form.


Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 03:22:02 | More by fourstringer
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-27-2014 17:25:42 | More by wonothesane42
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-27-2014 17:23:09 | More by cheah
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-27-2014 03:51:34 | More by Allurex
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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

07-24-2014 19:20:44 | More by imperialking
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-20-2014 06:42:30 | More by ambiguousfigures
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

07-19-2014 19:27:32 | More by NathanE2047
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-19-2014 17:29:09 | More by timoteo833
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-19-2014 06:42:47 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-15-2014 02:44:36 | More by DrBier
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-14-2014 15:09:55 | More by CowsandBeer
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3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale saffron-tinged champagne colour. Large fluffy head, a bit light-looking. Lace likewise doesn't cling. Nice-looking but such a big head should do more, otherwise it's just cosmetic.

Loads of free radicals coming off the head. Resinous and earthy. Somewhat metallic. Hint of fruit, but it's all quite dour bitterness. Needs more dimensions.

Taste is smokey, now hmmm... didn't expect that. Meaty, smouldery, almost peaty. It's an earthy smoke with touches of sweetness. Back gets an odd champagney zest that sits ill with the front, but really it's the front that's incongruous. Just settles down into earthy bitterness. An odd package, but a decent smoky palate.

Foamy, decent body. Very clipped, dry back. OK.

Really don't know what to make of this. No smoke on the nose, but virtually nothing but smoke on the palate. As a result doesn't fit together in a symbiotic way for me. Certainly an odd saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 05:32:46 | More by laituegonflable
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-11-2014 02:55:14 | More by EliotRosewater
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-10-2014 00:57:56 | More by shehateme
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 16:12:36 | More by KAF
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-29-2014 22:27:49 | More by nh2032
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

06-29-2014 15:07:36 | More by papajohn56
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2014 21:21:46 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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1.5/5  rDev -63%

06-27-2014 15:27:52 | More by bram325
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-26-2014 19:06:35 | More by beerman999999
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3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Fantome outline-ghost tulip.

Amber-copper color, hazy, with a finger or two of fluffy white head that receded to a thick collar, lacing the glass nicely. Lots of funk and spice in the aroma, herbal medley. Similar taste, lots of spices, I pick up oregano mostly, with some thyme, rosemary, and white pepper, mint leaves, freshly cut grass, light barnyard funk, crackery malts. The spices are dominant, even if the bottle doesn't specify exactly what spices were used. I've never heard of a beer that used oregano, but that's definitely what I'm getting the most, with rosemary as a close second. Medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel. Typical Fantome offering in that you really never know what to expect when you pop that cork. I'm not a big fan of beers that are spiced in this way, but among them, this one was pretty good, and I thought the drinkability was fine.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 23:18:25 | More by Rifugium
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New York

3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml capped and corked bottle into a Savor 2013 tulip.

A : beautiful beer, right on point for the style. Golden orange, slight haze with a 3 finger white head. Nice.

S : very interesting. Rosemary, menthol, rose petal, pine, thyme, white pepper, clove, basil, slight bandaid phenols, slight sweetness I can't quite put my finger on. Smell is very much dominated by herbal qualities.

T : menthol and rosemary up front, followed by a bready/spicy more classic saison taste. Finishes very light and clean with slightly linger phenolic notes hinting at the bandaid and medicinal qualities in the nose.

M : mouthfeel is on the light end of medium. I expected a touch more carbonation from this one, but admittedly that expectation comes from past Fantome brews all gushing on me.

O : definitely one of the stranger beers I've tried in quite a while. Expected this to be somewhat reminiscent of Fantome Saison, but it's an entirely different beast. While Saison is all about the phenolics, this one seems to be far less yeast driven and more dominated by the spice additions. Very interesting brew

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 05:21:38 | More by eandersen
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-21-2014 13:43:55 | More by pwoody11
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4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml green bottle capped and corked as is the Fantôme way. Purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA and shared with Sam back in Sydney.

Pours a wonderfully clear and bright pale straw colour, almost like a fine pilsener. Head forms a fairly coarse-bubbled, but substantial and frothy head of pure white that settles out to a persistent half-centimetre of foam. Lacing is great. Body looks fairly light, but it has a hidden weight to it that forces some fairly languid carbonation. Looks really very good indeed.

Nose is wonderful. Bright, gripping funk that's clean and green, giving a crispness and vitality to the beer. There's a slight organic character to it that comes through, with a bit more earthiness and a sense of weird aromatics. It's mostly just bright and very clean—a really lovely aroma.

Taste is also extremely clean and bright, with a moderated funk that lends a crispness and a touch of acidity. Then all of a sudden, the green organic note evokes a hint of smokiness which is completely unexpected, but with the crispness of the body, and the mild acidity works really well. Finish is minerally and bright, with an almost salty accent to really clean things up. Quite remarkable stuff.

Feel is light and crisp throughout, with a slight frothiness that expresses some of the more delicate flavours.

Overall, this is gorgeous stuff, getting towards Fantôme at the top of their game. And with a brewery this good, their top game is fairly spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 02:52:01 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps from Brasserie Fantôme
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